Adri van der Hoven is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Annette Jantjies, the estranged wife of Nathan Jantjies, in the fourth season of the SABC2 parliamentary drama series 90 Plein Street.
In 2013 she appeared in Parrot Woman, written by award-winning playwright Charles J. Fourie. She portrayed the challenging role of an Afrikaner farm woman held captive in a concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer war.
Other local TV series include Interrogation Room and Shooting Stars. Appearances in international films include Supernova, Dissonance and the BBC biopic about Prof Chris Barnard, To Be First.
The daughter of painter and ceramist Boet and Sarah van der Hoven, she recalls her bohemian parents entertaining friends with impromptu flamenco dance and guitar performances.
"As a child I wanted to be a concert pianist, astronomer or a secret agent. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak was my favourite picture book."
After a gap year in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, 20-year-old Adri qualified as private pilot with commercial flight theory at Lanseria Airport in Germiston.
She turned to acting in her thirties, studying acting part-time at City Varsity and ACT Cape Town Film Acting Academy.